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Our Teen Network

Risky teen-dating site with unmoderated chat, iffy links.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site is pretty superficial. There's a "hot or not" feature for rating users' attractiveness.


Some fighting/shooting games.


One of the user photos on the home page is very suggestive. Others are a bit provocative, although there's no nudity.


"F--k" and "s--t" are blocked from profiles; "bitch" and "ass" are allowed. There's no language filter on the chat.


There are lots of ads and links to chat sites, most of which are geared toward adults.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One of the virtual world's locations is a bar.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this teen dating and social networking site offers too many opportunities for unmoderated interaction, including video chat and several (nearly empty) chat rooms. Profiles are visible to anyone who visits the site unless users change their settings to hide them. There are lots of links to chat and dating sites that are geared toward adults.

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Our Teen Network bills itself as a safe social networking and dating hub for teens. With its primitive design and lack of innovative features, it's no match for sophisticated social sites like Facebook, and safety isn't the first word that comes to mind. Although the site makes an effort to keep strong language and identifying information off users' profiles, its chat rooms are unmoderated. Odd, useless features like "calculate chemistry" and "today's biorhythm" -- plus an obnoxious "hot or not" poll -- add nothing to the site. Technical glitches made the "3D City" virtual world impossible to explore, and the site's sign-up options are a bit puzzling -- the "I am a" choices are guy, girl, gay, and lesbian, as if those categories were mutually exclusive.

Online interaction: Registered users can interact with each other in a variety of ways, including video chat and a virtual world. Chats aren't monitored or moderated.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Internet safety with social networking sites. What information should you include in your profile, and what should you leave out (besides identifying information)? This site is supposed to be for teens only, but how can you be sure that people aren't misrepresenting themselves?

  • Families can talk about how flirting online can sometimes backfire. This site lets users send a "wink" to people they think are cute. What should you do if someone is showing you unwanted attention online?

Website details

Genre:Social Networking
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 13 years old Written byRedBoneGoneWild November 1, 2011


KIDS shouldnt beable to come on this website!!
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byKittycraft001 June 30, 2014


People on there call girls that are 13 cunts , sluts, skanks, and hoes they also 18 year olds encourage suicide and anorexia . Plz be careful of what you post on here ok . But on the bright side you will make many friends and meet ppl who are kind hearted and maybe your true love .
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byThe Tomboy May 17, 2016


When I first joined OTN the first thing I saw was fighting. The kids that are Rude and obnoxious on it are just looking for something to do. Sorry But the site has gotten super boring since I joined last June. I noticed how the reviews are only talking about the bad kids. There are quite a few good kids on there that are more than willing to stand up to the bullies Like Darius and Dante. Yes I'll admit every once and a while there will be sexual content and violence but only because the people in charge of the site need to find active and Responsible Moderators. If they did that and fixed the site to where there was a chatroom that was safe it would be a really good site.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Safety and privacy concerns